Monday, August 26, 2013

WRDS Database for Serious Data Crunching

We have access to the WRDS database. CRSP, Compustat, CCM, Audit Analytics, and Bureau van Dijk are among the datasets you can crunch. This database allows sophisticated, multi-decade analysis of stocks and bonds.

A coupla caveats:

First of all, access is basically restricted to graduate students and faculty. Undergraduate students may receive one semester access only if their professor has created a special course.

Also, you will have to e-mail the database company to set up an account. There may be a delay of one to two days in this process.

No comments: